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2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 28-29, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center
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Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 7-8, 2017
Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

CIAS supports innovative graduate student research addressing the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized farms and food businesses. Awarded annually, our competitive mini-grants aid students as they initiate their research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. more



Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 7-8, 2017

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Posted October 2017

Wisconsin Farmers Union, working in partnership with Midwest organizations, will convene the Midwest CSA Conference, December 7-8 at the Chula Vista Resort.

The continued growth of the CSA movement in the Midwest creates both opportunities and complexities. The conference will provide a forum for CSA farmers and advocates to come together for deliberative discussion and peer-to-peer learning. Full-group sessions will discuss shared values of the movement and strategies for promoting cooperation and shared risk among farms and communities.

A set of workshop tracks, each with four workshops, will provide hands-on and peer-to-peer learning for CSA farmers in the areas of: Beginning CSA Farming, Production and Logistics, Building Community, and Financial Management and Business Planning.

For more information and online registration, visit the conference website.